Real Monarchs SLC Visit Reno 1868 FC


Monarchs Looking to Build Upon League-Leading 12-3-1 Record at Season’s Midway Point;

Club Boasts +14 Goal Differential, Eight Shutouts Ahead of Reno Visit;

Utah Club Looks to Remain Perfect All-Time Against Reno 1868 FC after Claiming Three-Straight Victories Against Nevada’s First Professional Side in 2017

HERRIMAN, Utah (Monday, July 2, 2018)Real Monarchs SLC (12-3-1, 37 points, 1 West) return to United Soccer League action on Tuesday, July 3rd when it travels to Western Conference rival Reno 1868 FC at 8:30 p.m. MT. The match will be the first meeting between the clubs in 2018 as Interim Head Coach Jamison Olave aims to lead his side to a third consecutive victory.

In 2017, the Monarchs faced Reno 1868 FC on three occasions, claiming three victories after outscoring the Silver State Club by a 10-4 margin. Most notably the Monarchs claimed a 3-0 victory in Reno in late-September that all but assured the club would claim the USL Regular-Season Championship shield the following week. FWs Chandler Hoffman and Juan Ignacio Mare each notched goals in that match before former midfielder Daniel Haber solidified the convincing victory.

The USL league-leaders are coming off a gritty 1-0 victory over Fresno FC on June 26, a match that saw DF Andrew Brody become the 12th player to record a goal for the Monarchs in 2018. The match also saw the club claim its eighth shutout of the season as GK Connor Sparrow easily earned the clean sheet while not having to generate a save against the Foxes. Additionally, MF Jack Blake made his Real Monarchs debut, coming on as a second half substitute and nearly notching a goal in his debut.

How to Follow Real Monarchs SLC vs. Reno 1868 FC – Tues., July 3, 2018

  • Coverage Begins: 8:30 p.m. MT
  • Local TV: N/A
  • Digital Streaming: ESPN+
  • English Radio: N/A
  • Spanish Radio: N/A

Game Notes for Tuesday’s SLC @ RNO game Available Online

The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Tuesday’s contest between Real Monarchs SLC and Reno 1868 FC is available HERE. If you have any problems obtaining the document, would prefer to receive it as an attachment, or are seeking more information on the match, please contact Taran Meyer in the RSL Communications Department via email at

Real Monarchs 2018 United Soccer League regular-season schedule is as follows:


DAY     DATE               MATCHUP                                NOTE:                                                                           

Sat.      March 24          @ Tulsa Roughnecks               W, 3-2  (Baird, Hoffman, Adams score in victory)

SAT.    MARCH 31       PORTLAND                              W, 4-2 (Besler, Ryden x2, Velasquez earn goals)          


Sat.      April 7              @ Phoenix Rising FC                W, 1-0 (Sparrow, Velasquez play heros to outlast Drogba & Co.)

Wed.    April 11             @ Seattle Sounders 2               W, 3-1 (Kacher x2, Hoffman lead Monarchs at Cheney Stadium)

Sat.      April 21             @ Tampa Bay  Rowdies           L, 0-2 (English Legend Joe Cole leads Rowdies past Monarchs)

MON.   APRIL 30         LAS VEGAS                            D, 0-0 (4,065 fans attend opening of Zions Bank Stadium)

FRI.      MAY 4              ORANGE COUNTY                  W, 2-1 (Mare Scores 90th min. Winner for First ‘W’ at ZBS)

WED.   MAY 9              SWOPE PARK                         W, 4-1 (Ryden Scores Brace, Mare Adds Another in Win)

SAT.    MAY 12            FRESNO                                  W, 1-0 (Chang Scores to Push Monarchs to Top of USL)

Sat.      May 19             @ Las Vegas Lights FC             W, 2-0 (Heard, Velasquez, Leeker Lead Monarchs in Sin City)

Sat.      May 26             @ Portland Timbers 2               L, 0-1 (Leeker Saves Penalty, Deters Another in Loss)

TUE.    MAY 29            SACRAMENTO                        W, 1-0 (Hoffman Nets 50th, Leeker Saves PK in Win)                      

MON.   JUNE 4             RIO GRANDE VALLEY             W, 2-0 (Young Ledezma Leads Monarchs Past Visitors)

Wed.    June 13             @ Swope Park Rangers             L, 2-3 (Hoffman nets Fourth, Fifth Goals of 2018)

Sat.      June 16             @ Saint Louis FC                      W, 1-0 (Hoffman PK, Sparrow Shutout enough to Claim Win)

TUE.    JUNE 26          FRESNO                                  W, 1-0 (Brody is Club’s 12th Goal scorer of 2018)

Tue.     July 3               @ Reno 1868 FC                      2017 side highest-scoring in USL history

Sat.      July 7               @ Sacramento Republic FC      Site of last year’s RSL / Monarchs Open Cup debacle

SAT.    JULY 14           SEATTLE                                 S2 has history of success in Utah

Sat.      July 21             @ San Antonio FC                    Staunch defensive side posts many shutouts at home

SAT.    JULY 28           PHOENIX                                 Drogba and Diplo at ZBRA?

WED.   AUGUST 8       RENO                                      Extended break prior to midweek August debut

Sat.      August 11        @ OKC Energy FC                    Quick turnaround from previous match

SAT.    AUGUST 18     TULSA                                     Roughnecks did well in Utah last season

SAT.    AUGUST 25     LA GALAXY II                          “Los Dos” arrive on Wasatch

Wed.    August 29        @ Colo. Springs Switchbacks    Home of USL “Snowmageddon II” in 2015

MON.   SEPT 3            SAN ANTONIO                          Labor Day Weekend BBQ in Herriman?

Sun.     Sept. 8             @ Rio Grande Valley Toros       South Texas humidity oppressive this time of year

WED.   SEPT. 12         ST. LOUIS                                Another midweek home game at ZBS

Wed.    Sept. 19           @ Orange County SC               Late September SoCal doubleheader trip

Sat.      Sept. 22           @ LA Galaxy II                         “Los Dos” site of massive 2017 win for Briggs

SAT.    SEPT. 29         COLORADO SPRINGS             Rocky Mountain Rivalry one of best in USL

WED.   OCT. 3             OKLAHOMA CITY                    Inaugural Zions Bank Stadium reg. season finale

Sat.      Oct. 13             @ Fresno FC                            Playoff seeding finalized with this result?

Schedule subject to change;

please visit for up-to-date information

Real Monarchs moved away from the home of Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC at Rio Tinto Stadium and christen the new, 5,000 seat Zions Bank Stadium on the campus of the $78 million Zions Bank Real Academy in Herriman, Utah. The state-of-the-art venue boasts a full-service press box and broadcasting booth as well as concessions on either side of the stadium. Officially opening April 2018, the Monarchs will host 17 regular-season matches at Zions Bank Stadium in the first year at the league’s newest venue starting with an April 30 match against Las Vegas Lights FC for the first ever “Saints-and-Sinners/I-15” Rivalry.

The Herriman facility provides adjacencies for an on-site charter school in conjunction with the Jordan School District, which opened last August, focusing on STEM disciplines (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) for nearly 300 boys and girls, kicking off a new era for both sports and education in Utah.

Last December in North Logan, Utah, RSL Owner Dell Loy Hansen christened the opening of the first of a half-dozen regional training centers across Utah and Arizona to be built in the next 2-3 years.  Each $5 million RTC houses a classroom, as well as an indoor and outdoor field, dedicated to fulfilling a curriculum consistent with the club's vision and mission for youth soccer training and education, and the continued development of both recreational and competitive pre-Academy (ages 7-14) initiatives across Utah and Arizona.